Be The Change

Do More: Start to Lead

After a few years at MUN, you have the experience and the knowledge to take on more responsibility. Here are some opportunities below for more experienced students. Reach out to Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson about these programmes, and to find out how you can create your own project. 

Experience Fellow

Think about becoming an Experience Fellow, a programme which will give you access to many different opportunities to get involved, and lead many ways. 

Student Team Lead

We always need experienced student volunteeers to act as Team Leads during #MakeMidtermMatter, #MUNWelcome, and other big and small events. Contact if you would like to be a Team Lead, regular training is offered, and there are always events and programmes where you are needed.

Take Care of Lunch 

Bring together a team to prepare lunch at The Gathering Place. Reflect on how your work impacts the lives of others while learning about food security, and belonging. 

Part of a mural at the Gathering Place, by Gerald Squires, depicts the importance of food to wellbeing and community.

Coats for Kids 

Coats for Kids is an annual winter clothing drive in the fall semester that provides people with warm winter clothing free of charge. You will work with six other community partners to collect donations of warm items from local businesses and schools and distribute these in a retail-like store. You can also help Student Life with #COATCHECK as part of #MUNWelcome in winter. 

Everyone Counts

Everyone Counts is a point-in-time survey, the aim of which is to help End Homelessness St. John's (EHSJ) gather information on the demographics and service needs of the homeless population, which will inform EHSJ’s Community Plan to End Homelessness.

Volunteers play an important role in counts across Canada and their assistance ‎will be critical to the St. John's count.

The count will take place in March/April 2020 (exact date TBD). Volunteers must be available for at least one 4 to 5-hour shift for the count. The timing may vary based on assigned location and duty.

Volunteers must attend a mandatory two-hour training session prior to the count. Two sessions are available to choose from: dates and times TBD. Team leaders must attend an additional half hour of mandatory training immediately following general volunteer training.

Multiple volunteer positions are available based on your skills and interests. 

Registration will be live soon. 


Student Life

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000